From the old forum... Targa Guitar...

This message was on the old forum, and I wanted to reply to it, as a matter of general interest...

: i have a "targa" six string solid body/neck thru : i believe its a stereo with a preamp or active pickups. : small toggles with a led light : the finish is a natural (two types of wood) : two humbuckers?,brass nut,and brass neck inlays. : ive been looking for info on this guitar for a long time : can anyone help?-------------thanx

And here's my reply....

Hello. I used to have 2 Targa guitars (one neck through w/active pickups and one with a bolt on neck w/ passive) which were both stolen from Scarborough ON in 2004. I am interested in replacing them, so if any of you are looking to sell one, please Email me at oneofthetools@hotmail.com. I got one of them for free (the bolt on) and I paid $250 for the other one (it was in rough shape and I had to baby it a lot to make it work) and I miss them terribly... Here is what I know about these guitars.
- They have NO affiliation with Shane. (Shane Targa is a completely different thing)
- They are Canadian made (this is only an assumption, as every one I've ever seen or heard of has been in Canada) Possibly Quebec or Ontario.
- They were a terribly small company that didn't last past the early 80s.
- They produced 3 different guitar models (that I have seen) and 1 bass model.
- They retailed new for around $250-300 in the 70s and 80s, and usually when you find one still go for about that now (I don't know where that person got the idea that they were $1000...)
- They are rare, but not valueable, or really collectors items as older Gibsons or Fenders are.
- I missed getting one off eBay by a freakin' week! I'm not happy about that...

Anyways, hopefully that helped, and seriously, if any of you would like to part with your Targa, please give me an Email, oneofthetools@hotmail.com or www.myspace.com/strapontools And just for fun, here's a picture of me playing my beloved (and now stolen) #1

- Brandon

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Hello Brandon, and thanks for taking the time to register and add info to an old thread, much appreciated 8)

Excellent band-name, by the way. I used to see vans in England with the "Strap-On Tools" logo and (seeing as not all my DVDs are rated "U") I thought it would make a good band name. I'll have a click on your link.

One thing though; I've seen double-neck 6+4 strings before, but never one that required a clone guy glued to the back of you to play it. How'd you manage that :?: :)

Good band-site and some great song titles, too. Had a quick listen, but I'm always on late at night and Mrs Bass (as usual) got out of bed and told me to switch it off :x

Thanks a lot! I'm pretty happy with my band... We got to play Warped Tour this year, so that was a trip...

To follow up on my Targa hunt... I actually found one recently

That's me playing the new one at Warped this year... She's not quite as nice as my old #1 (don't tell her I said that...) but I still really love the way she plays...

Also... The guy glued to the back o fme makes it MUCH easier to play the two at once... Takes a huge strain off my arms... ;)[/img]

1bassleft wrote:
Hello Brandon, and thanks for taking the time to register and add info to an old thread, much appreciated 8)

Excellent band-name, by the way. I used to see vans in England with the "Strap-On Tools" logo and (seeing as not all my DVDs are rated "U")

:)

Ive seen vans with Snap-on-Tools, but not Strap on?

:oops: , you're right, Lee. Obviously, I'm not thinking of traffic when I'm driving :shock:

lee_UK wrote:
1bassleft wrote:
Hello Brandon, and thanks for taking the time to register and add info to an old thread, much appreciated 8)

Excellent band-name, by the way. I used to see vans in England with the "Strap-On Tools" logo and (seeing as not all my DVDs are rated "U")

:)

Ive seen vans with Snap-on-Tools, but not Strap on?

Well, the Snap-On tried to sue us a few years back as well, that was really funny... But yeah, our name is a parody of Snap-On... I mean, come on... The joke wrote itself!

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